I heard that the Wooly Bumblebee, a superb artist in her own right in addition to being one of the people behind ProblematicPeople.com and who is now promoting this rad new site AkkadianTimes.com, is putting out a documentary on the alt-right. As a conservative, I fully support Wooly's documentary, of which here is a trailer.
I am a conservative. Wooly and Mr. Bumblebee are not. Wooly and Mr. Bumblebee are atheists. I am not. Yet, we have always gotten on, despite the fact that, in my review of Jordan Owen's The Sarkeesian Effect, I was not particularly kind to them. That is because, in real life, Wooly and Mr. Bumblebee are decent, mature people who understand that a difference of opinion does not automatically and irrevocably constitute a casus belli. This is not something you would know about Wooly and Mr. Bumblebee if your entire conception of them comes from their online personas. In real life, Wooly and Mr. Bumblebee regularly behave towards me, qua conservative, in exactly the same manner that
- Gore Vidal behaves towards Pat Buchanan in this video
- and that 1980's-era, Andy Sidaris extra-hairdo Christopher Hitchens behaves towards William F. Buckley Jr. in this video
In case you be young, the late Gore Vidal was an arch-liberal (as was his pre-9/11, bad Andy Sidaris extra-hairdo, protégé Christopher Hitchens before becoming a born-again American super patriot after 9/11) and a one-time Democratic Congressional candidate for New York. Pat Buchanan is, and William F. Buckley was, an arch-conservative, as well as a sectarian bigot. Despite this, Vidal and Buchanan, pre-9/11 Hitchens and William F. Buckley Jr. managed to be able to converse cordially. Back in the day--this was before YouTubes and other social media was mercilessly shat out on hapless humanity--we had a term for this. It was "being a mature adult."
Now, to be clear, let me define what kind of conservative I am. I share a lot of Pat Buchanan's views on foreign affairs and trade, but I loathe, abhor and condemn his and his The American Conservative's sectarianism. I also loathed, abhored and condemned Buckley's sectarianism and I opposed his 1960's-era interventionism, but I supported his opposition to Paul Wolfowitz's wars. On economics, my views are closest to those of Alexander Hamilton, Otto Graf von Bismarck and Bill McKinley than they are to the views of anyone who came after them. I am also an ardent and avowed supporter and defender of the Williamite Resettlement Act of 1689, ratified in blood the following summer at the Boyne, from which substantial portions of the US Bill of Rights were cribbed wholesale.
The area of my conservatism that is most at odds with the positions of Wooly and Mr. Bumblebee regards policing. Wooly and Mr. Bumblebee both oppose the militarisation of police on the grounds that this is an anathema to democracy. To me, the fact that the regular, mainland British Army, Royal Air Force and Royal Marines deployed to Ulster to combat Sinn Fein/IRA in Operation Banner alongside the local Royal Ulster Constabulary and Ulster Defence Regiment without in any way impeding Sinn Fein/IRA candidate Bobby Sands' ability to be elected to Westminster indicates that the militarisation of police is not incompatible with democracy. Something else that leads me to my conclusion is that both the French National Police's RAID and the French National Gendarmerie's GIGN are armed with military rifles, a fact whose impact on, much less impediment of, democracy on France no one has satisfactorily demonstrated. Wooly and Mr. Bumblebee view the recent spate of shootings of Blacks/Africans by North American police as evidence of police racism. I do not deny that North American police are racist, a fact plainly and openly stated for all the world to see on the unofficial NYPD websites NYPD RANT and THEE RANT. However, when I contrast the extremely clumsy, ad hoc nature of the recent spate of North American police shootings of Blacks/Africans with the very well planned and executed Loughgall operation (involving the Royal Ulster Constabulary as well as 4 Field Survey Troop/14 Intelligence Company and the SAS), I view the North American police shootings as evidence of incompetence, of walking traffic/parking tickets/summonses dispensers who have to use their revolvers at places other than the range when their yearly total revolver use constitutes a fraction of the time they use their pens and summonses book in one tour. The stark contrast with the Loughgall operation, incidentally, is why I also dismiss the alt right race realist manosphere claims of a "government conspiracy" at Ruby Ridge and Waco, the latter two being the result of habitual Armani suit wearers used to using a typewriter on a daily basis suddenly being thrust into scratchy, uncomfortable jeans and BDU's and heavy, hot and uncomfortable kevlar and helmets while being made to operate something best described as "other-than-typewriter."
This divergence of views aside, I still support Wooly's documentary and I do so for reasons that are justifiable from the point of view of conservatism. Conservatism, at least in Britain and America, has support of the military as one of its tenets. Anyone who genuinely supports the military cannot concomitantly support racism, homophobia and attacks on the adult industry. Supporting the former two negatively impacts manpower and supporting the latter harms morale, the military being an avid consumer of adult entertainment products since Vietnam.
The alt right race realist manosphere is infamous for reformulating the Protocols of the Elders of Zion for cyber use, for regarding Blacks/Africans and Muslims as "savage subhumans" and for regarding homosexuals and transgendered people are abhorrent aberrations that should be done away with. The alt right race realist manosphere is also a proponent of the Christian Bible. Apparently, they never got to the part where God tells Abraham that He will spare Sodom if Abraham can point out one good man in the city. Had the alt-right race realist manosphere read this bit, they would cease their anti-Semitism upon hearing the names Sir John Monash, and Victor "the Brute" and Charles Krulak. Had the alt-right race realist manosphere read this bit, they would stop bashing Blacks/Africans upon being reminded of the King's African Rifles, the Selous Scouts, Koevoet, 32 Battalion and AMISOM. Had the alt-right race realist manosphere read this bit, they would stop bashing Hispanics when presented with this and this lists of Medal of Honour recipients. Had the alt-right race realists read this bit, they would have stopped bashing Muslims when presented with the fact of Muslim soldiers loyally serving in and alongside the British Army during the World Wars, Aden and Mirbat, cracking the Gustav Line in Italy during World War II, and serving loyally alongside the French Foreign Legion and Colonial Paras in Indochina and Algeria. Had the alt-right race realist manosphere read this bit, they would immediately stop their homophobia and transphobia upon hearing the names Scotty Bowers and Kristin Beck. ANY conservative--including any and all alt-right race realist manospherean hangers-on--who maintain their anti-Semitism, racism, Islamophobia, homophobia and transphobia despite hearing and knowing of all the names I mentioned in this paragraph is no different than someone who sabotages a government munitions dump or who sabotages an aircraft factory.
I say this all as a conservative who supports the military and, as a consequence of this, who understands a thing or two about manpower. I am not a proponent of racism or discrimination, but, to be perfectly honest, I am not averse to official national alliances with countries and leaders that do not share my views on this matter. In the previous paragraph, I mentioned the Selous Scouts, Koevoet and 32 Battalion. The Selous Scouts were an overwhelmingly African special duties unit, some of whose company ossifers were Africans, of the Rhodesian Army. Koevoet was an overwhelmingly African unit of the Southwest Africa Police. 32 Battalion was an overwhelmingly African unit of the South Africa Defence Force (SADF/SALM.) Because the alt-right race realist manospherean Dylann Roof sported the Rhodesian and old South African flags, and because today there is a generalised impression that AK-47's grow on trees in the third world (i.e. that all those third world revolutionary organisations of the '50's, '60's, '70's and '80's were genuinely "opposed to oppression"--when, in reality, the Soviet NKVD and the East German Stasi were behind most of these "revolutionary organisations," something the much praised leader of one such organisation openly admitted to--), there is also a tendency to summarily label the Rhodesian and South African governments of the 1960's, 1970's and 1980's as "racist," as if racism constituted the entirety of their existence. This is erroneous for a couple of reasons. First, as Wilbur Smith noted through one of his protagonists in his 1980's novel Rage, "The difference between Americans and South Africans is as follows. If American whites and American Blacks just changed skin colour, everything would be solved. If South African whites and Africans changed skin colour, we would still be Bantu, Zulu, British and Boer." This was born out in the non-fiction real world of the epoch as well. It was no accident that Joshua Nkomo's Zimbabwe People's Revolutionary Army was overwhelmingly Ndebele and as much of a bitter enemy of Robert Mugabe's overwhelmingly Mashona Zimbabwe African National Liberation Army as it was of the Rhodesian government both were fighting. It is also no accident that the African National Congress in South Africa is overwhelmingly Xhosa and Bantu and was and is an enemy of the Zulus as well as of the pre-1994 government.
Second, Mr. Bumblebee in one stream equated those Blacks/Africans who fought in the South African Defence Force/SALM with the Vichy French. This is inaccurate. Koevoet and 32 Battalion were both special duties units, i.e. units that operated behind the lines. This means that their operators, the majority of who were Africans, were highly skilled, highly motivated men, and not men bought off by bribes, in which latter case they would have been as ineffective and indolent as Marvin the ARVN, the Afghan National Army and the Iraqi Army before 2016. Instead, Koevoet and 32 Battalion were highly respected by professional soldiers around the world as special duties units. Such men could not be motivated by bribery or by being conned by the South African government into thinking that they were better off under Apartheid. Instead, the Africans of Koevoet and 32 Battalion were aware of Apartheid, but saw that the communist terrorists of SWAPO and FAPLA were causing their community far more damage than was Apartheid. Many of the Africans of the Selous Scouts were former ZIPRA and ZANLA terrs who defected because they could not stand Nkomo and Mugabe's authoritarianism and brutality.
I oppose racism and discrimination, in other words, far more on pragmatic, than on principled, grounds. That is why, although I usually agree with Jordan Owen, I diverge from his position, declared in the stream below, that "Islam is the problem."
I have a rather different take on Islam than do many on the YouTubes. My problem is specifically with a) the Islamic partisans of ISIS, Al-Qaeda and Nusra, and b) those who, like the Shafia family, violate Western law on Western soil. (I use the term "partisan" instead of terrorist because it is older and I do not believe in re-inventing the wheel for the sake of sensationalism.) While it has been pointed out that many of the depredations committed by the partisans and by Shafia-minded Muslims are inspired by their religion, there also remains the fact that there are also Muslims who, while they may ascribe to the same beliefs, do not act on them. King Abdullah II of Jordan is a devout Muslim and he supports the study of science while secular Britain is cutting back on science funding. Not to mention that, despite being a devout Muslim, HRH King Abdullah II is also an avowed enemy of ISIS. Likewise, Egypt's General Al-Sissi, also a devout Muslim, is equally an avowed enemy of ISIS. Sénégal is a majority Muslim country, yet it is also a democracy that sent its army into neighbouring Gambia earlier this year to remove a Muslim dictator. Djibouti, another majority Muslim country, has troops serving with AMISOM, whose purpose is to combat Islamic extremists in Africa.
As long as there are Muslim governments and soldiers who are willing to fight alongside the West against Islamic partisans, I cannot make blanket statements about the religion of these allies as a whole. I do not believe in needlessly throwing away valuable assets because of differences over matters of philosophy and theory, much in the same manner I could not be hostile to the Rhodesian and South African militaries because of differences over racial policies. This is a distinction many on the YouTubes are incapable of making and this is certainly something the alt-right race realist manosphere subjects of Wooly's documentary cannot appreciate. Should these alt-right race realist manosphereans be allowed to run amuck, the West will fritter away valuable alliances over the academic pedantry of bampots who hardly have a life outside of the YouTubes.
Now, some will note that Sargon of Akkad figures in Wooly's promo reel above and say that he is not a full-patch alt-right race realist manospherean. This is true. This is also the equivalent of saying that, just because Albert Speer did not personally administer the Zyklon B at Auschwitz, Speer was not a Nazi war criminal. It is also worth bearing in mind that the wartime leader of the Gestapo, Heinrich Müller, was denied membership in the Nazi Party until the outbreak of the war because, before 1933, he had worked against the party in the course of his duties as a professional police investigator. Sargon is not Richard Spencer or Millennial Woes or Stephen Bannon, but he sure carries water for them, parroting everything Sean Spicer says about "the media." As well, in the stream below, Sargon and several other YouTubes anti-SJW gods-in-their-own minds are revealed to be less than 100% candid, to be only facultatively skeptic and only selectively pro-free speech.
This is why I, as a conservative, support Wooly Bumblebee's documentary on the alt-right.